Vélodrome André Pétrieux - Roubaix, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16
N 50° 40.700 E 003° 12.300
31U E 514483 N 5614075
Velodrome well known from the Paris- Roubaix race
Waymark Code: WM11WZH
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 01/01/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The Roubaix Velodrome (officially Vélodrome André-Pétrieux) is a velodrome in Roubaix, Nord, France. It was opened in 1936 and has hosted the finish of the one-day "monument classic" cycling race Paris–Roubaix since 1943.

The race moved to the current stadium in 1943, and there it has stayed with the exceptions of 1986, 1987 and 1988 when the finish was in the avenue des Nations-Unies, outside the offices of La Redoute, the mail-order company which sponsored the race.

The shower room inside the velodrome is distinctive for the open, three-sided, low-walled concrete stalls, each with a brass plaque to commemorate a winner. These include Peter Van Petegem, Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Rik Van Looy and Fausto Coppi.

The velodrome is located in the Parc des Sports, on the eastern outskirts of Roubaix, less than two kilometres from the Belgian border. The grass field on the inside of the track is used as a venue for Roubaix' rugby team. In 2012, a new multi-purpose indoor velodrome with a 250 m track, the Vélodrome Jean Stablinsky, opened next to the Vélodrome André Pétrieux.

source: wikipedia
Rue Allexandre Fleming
Roubaix, France

Length: 500

Location: Outdoor

Website of velodrome: Not listed

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